Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multidisciplinary and Its Applications Part 1, WMA-01 2018, 19-20 January 2018, Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Developing Mathematical Communication Problem Solving Ability Using Hot Potatoes Software

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-1-2018.2281919,
        author={Bansu I.  Ansari and Fatimah  Nur and Mursalin  Mursalin},
        title={Developing Mathematical Communication Problem Solving Ability Using Hot Potatoes Software},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multidisciplinary and Its Applications Part 1, WMA-01 2018, 19-20 January 2018, Aceh, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WMA-1},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={problem solving approach hot potatoes software mathematics communication ability},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-1-2018.2281919}
    }
    
  • Bansu I. Ansari
    Fatimah Nur
    Mursalin Mursalin
    Year: 2019
    Developing Mathematical Communication Problem Solving Ability Using Hot Potatoes Software
    WMA-1
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-1-2018.2281919
Bansu I. Ansari1,*, Fatimah Nur2, Mursalin Mursalin3
  • 1: Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Serambi Mekkah, Aceh, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Malikussaleh, Aceh, Indonesia
*Contact email: bansuansari58@gmail.com

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the increase of students’ mathematical communication ability gained from the learning using problem solving approach with hot potatoes software. Random sampling method was used to collect sample from one of the junior high school in Banda Aceh. The sample consisted of 32 students for experiment class and 32 students for control class. Quantitative method employing t-test and correlation test was employed to analyze the data. The results show that there has been a significant increase of students’ mathematical communication ability using the problem solving approach with hot potatoes software; students’ mathematical ability of the experiment class is higher than the control class. Furthermore, students in the experiment class have higher self-efficacy and therefore they can formulate a more directed mathematical model for solving geometry problems.